(Closed) Dress regret anyone? Buying a dress (too?) far in advance

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I dont think its too soon. I bought my dress after the second store I went to and it was probably the 7th dress I tried on – ever. More importantly – have you actually TRIED the dress on or are you just admiring it from pictures? 

 

Oops forgot to add, I purchased my dress 14 months before.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

To be completely honest, I wouldn’t ever buy a dress 2+ years in advance, regardless of the price.  There will always be $100 dresses on ebay.  Your tastes could change, your whole wedding could change, anything’s possible.  I wouldn’t do it.

Post # 5
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7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I got engaged June 2010 and bought my dress 2 months later. I haven’t had one regret over buying that dress, it’s just perfect. The dress right now is at the bridal store and I have gone a few times already to just try it on. Everytime I put it on I love it even more.

I still looked at other dresses and have admired them all and to be totally honest with you, yes I’ve thought about “is it the right dress?” and it just is. I just know it’s the right dress.

I don’t if this is much help to you, but I do know that if you buy it, don’t look at other dresses!!!! That is the main advice alot of ppl will tell you (yes I still did it anyways hehe). I hope this helps you a bit.

Post # 6
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198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think you should wait and look until you get tired.  I think I should have waited.  I bought it 6 months in advance and I’ve been second guessing it for a while.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Have you gone to try on dresses yet? If not, I think I would wait to do that; see what styles and materials you like on you & see how the style of your wedding is turning out

Post # 8
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1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Okay, I purchased my dress almost two years ago. Although I don’t “regret” it now, I sure regreted it when the damn thing wouldn’t zip up after gaining a ton of weight for medical reasons.

I can’t ccomplain that much because it kickstared my bridal bootcamp and I am now in better shape. I am still afraid to try my dress on for fear that it won’t look right.

If I could do it over again I would have waited to purchase my dress. The stress of agonizing and dieting for months because it didn’t fit was not something I would put myself through again.

Post # 11
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4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just kknew but the mere fact you can’t try it on… says no- don’t buy it.

Post # 12
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619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I would not recommend purchasing a wedding dress without first trying it on. Aside from everyone having a different body type and shape, the feel of the fabric, the weight of the dress and just how you feel in the dress is a major selling point.  The dress experience will be a lot more fun for you if you go in person, and then if you decide you want to find a good deal online – Im sure they’ll be another, you can then buy it online.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MissFiligree:  I got engaged on 2.14.11 and bought my dress 2 weeks after.  6 months later I won a dress online (They were giving away a dress a day and I happen to win that day) …. neither make me Jump for Joy!!

 

Then with my maids dress nightmare I happen to see the dress of my dreams and now have 3.

 

=)

Post # 14
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you are getting married in may 2014 the best time to buy your dress would be september/october 2013. Buying before that time is just not worth the risk.

Post # 15
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10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Definitely try it on, I thought I loved one but then hated that style once I wore it. I tried on something totally different and loved it. Now I am considering buying it soon. I’m almost 2 years away.

Post # 16
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3297 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

My friends and I are fighting the urge to go dress shopping just yet. We will probably go and look/try on this summer, but I feel unsure about buying so far ahead.

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